Nobuna Review – is Nobuna legal?

Nobuna sells premium WordPress themes and plugins at hugely discounted prices. But is it legal? And do you get value for your money? I'll answer these questions and more in this Nobuna review. 

Nobuna Pricing

Nobuna offers different pricing options. You can purchase individual downloads or subscribe to the Nobuna Club for $15 a month which includes up to 10 downloads a day. 

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You can save even more by subscribing for 6 months or a year. 

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Nobuna Downloads

If all you need is one premium theme or a couple of plugins then you have the option of purchasing these downloads individually. Prices usually range from around $6 upwards with the more expensive options still costing considerably less than the authors' pricing.  

Currently, they have over 2,700 premium plugins and themes available for download. It's not everything, but it's a pretty comprehensive range.

If you're running a WooCommerce site then your needs are well catered for with original WooCommerce plugins as well as the YITH options. This site, Free and Cheap eBooks, is running on WooCommerce plugins downloaded from Nobuna. 

Nobuna Club

As a member of Nobuna Club you'll get instant access to all plugins and all themes in their repository which you can then use on unlimited domains. Heck, you can even share them with your friends. For me, the annual Nobuna Club option is the best deal.

Is Nobuna worth the money?

What you get are the same plugins and themes that are distributed by the original authors. They are not "nulled", "cracked", or modified in any way.

In my limited experience, most of the time the plugins and themes are updated quickly, generally within a day or two of the authors' updates. But sometimes the updates just don't seem to happen. Perhaps there are some technical reasons for this. Anyway, the plugins keep on working regardless.

What you don't get are licence numbers and author support. If you're prepared to do some Google and YouTube searches to solve any technical issues you may encounter then, in my opinion, Nobuba is worth every penny you spend there.

But is Nobuna legal?

Good question. I'm not a lawyer but I've done some research for you and included links so you can check the sources.

First things first. Nobuna is not associated with the developers of any of the products they sell on their website.

Nobuna Disclaimer

GPL Licence

All the plugins and themes sold by Nobuna are licenced under the GPL which includes the right for anyone to give away or sell copies. This means that you can use the themes and plugins you download from Nobuna on as many websites as you like.

But please note, Nobuna does not offer any additional author services like author's support and licence keys.

The themes and plugins work just fine without licence keys. Licence keys are only required if you want to receive automatic updates and support from the authors of a plugin or theme. 

So, OK, the GPL licence means that Nobuna can redistribute the premium plugins and themes legitimately but what about trademark infringement

Trademark Infringement

This is what I discovered: If a party owns the rights to a particular trademark, that party can sue subsequent parties for trademark infringement

The standard is "likelihood of confusion." To be more specific, the use of a trademark in connection with the sale of a good constitutes infringement if it is likely to cause consumer confusion as to the source of those goods or as to the sponsorship or approval of such goods. 

It looks like Nobuna makes sure that its customers are well aware that it is not affiliated or in any way related to third-party developers or trademark owners, including: WordPress, WooCommerce, WooThemes, Yoast, etc.

I reckon that takes care of the "likelihood of confusion" aspect.

If you have any questions that are not covered in this article then please read the FAQs at Nobuna.

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Nobuna Review Summary

$15
4.5

Premium Plugins

4.5/5

Premium Themes

4.5/5

Membership

4.5/5

Pros

  • Individual Pricing
  • Club Membership
  • Fast Updates

Cons

  • No Licence Keys
  • No Authors Support

5 thoughts on “Nobuna Review – is Nobuna legal?”

  1. Thanks for this review. I hadn’t ever heard of Nobuna. Well, I have to say I went and joined, and I’ve got several plugins running now on my sites and they work perfectly. I’ve been waiting on an update for one plugin for about a week now, hoping it will update soon. Nobuna has saved me a bunch of money already.

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  2. This Nobuna site will drastically reduce the cost of online business if people hear about it. The cat’s out of the bag. Thanks for the review, I’ll check it out right now!

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